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    From Tuesday morning 9 AM until Wednesday 2:30 PM I've been working non-stop (no sleep) to complete all documents for my translated book, so that the printer can do his/her job. The last time I've worked such long hours without any sleep, was when I studied in art school. I graduated in 1998. So that's a while ago. I'm a night owl...but not by nature. But o my gosh, it's so worth it. It's a humbling experience. And I have learned so much. During the process of translating my own copy, when I received fantastic corrections from my editor Leah, during the mock-up process (every time it seems different), and in communicating with companies abroad. And combining this project with my everyday work as an online communications strategist and e-learning facilitator is also a real challenge. But I can't express enough my gratitude for the learning experiences in this project.

    If everything goes well, my book is ready, printed and packed on December 13th. That is in a few weeks. I'm making this a special edition. With a cool custom made wrapper. And a WesternOrphans postcard I designed myself to go with every copy.

    'So, you're an orphan now', the book is titled. And it is true. I am an orphan. I may have lost my parents. But there are a great many amazing people around me. They may never replace my lost loved ones. And I will always miss my parents and other lost loved ones. But I do have a full, full heart.
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